John Keats Selected Poems: A Level Edexcel Comprehensive Guide with Recordings

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  • Edexcel A Level

Keats’ poems are rich with imagery, experimental with poetic form, and they provide beautiful, thoughtful reflections on universal themes, such as nature, love and life. This guide, full of fantastically clear and comprehensive analysis, will help students to see the layers of meaning within Keats’ poetry, as well as understand its relevance to the world today.

Each pack tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
  2. Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter, poem or scene

  3. Drawing it all together
  4. In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches

  5. Indicative content
  6. Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Activities include:

  • engaging questions
  • critical thinking
  • close reading
  • pair and group tasks
  • compare and contrast tasks


  • Reminder boxes throughout
  • Further reading suggestions
  • Glossary of key terms

Plus! Bring the poetry to life with downloadable recordings of all prescribed poems, read by an experienced West End actor.

What do teachers say about this resource? (12346)

Very comprehensive. The style and approach is suitable for A Level. The coverage in each section was appropriate. It is detailed and is clearly targeted at the exam board AOs... I liked the thorough and detailed commentary section... It would be very useful for a teacher in planning lessons. In particular, the commentaries provide lots of ideas about how the poems could be read. [They] are helpful, academically written and thorough... The compare and contrast questions are excellent and encourage students to make links between the poems.

E McNally, Head of English & Peer Reviewer

The analysis of each poem is thorough and suitable for students at A Level. The detail is relevant for the student's knowledge and exam requirements and literary terminology is used throughout to encourage students to replicate this in the examination... The literary context is appropriate and relevant and adds further depth and understanding to Keats' life and the poetry... This will be useful for first time teachers of the poems who need additional support with the analysis and poetic terms. It will also be useful for students as a revision resources or to support students who miss learning or content.

T Copestake, Vice Principal & Peer Reviewer

Analysis is clear and helpful... There are some really helpful explanations of the meanings of poems and some of the literary criticism and contextual information is interesting and well-written.

N Maloney, Teacher & Expert Reviewer